DuClaw X-4 (Macchiato Milk Stout)

 
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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Another experiment from Professor Wagner’s lab has broken free and broken out! X.4 Macchiato Milk Stout invades your local DuClaw Brewing Company Thursday February 17th, 2011. This classic sweet stout, is black in color and medium-full bodied, with a silky, velvety mouthfeel. X.4 boasts lush aromas and flavors of espresso, chocolate and roasted malt imparted by the addition of espresso verdi to the recipe. It is moderately strong in alcohol (6.3%) with just enough hops to balance the big roasted malt and coffee flavors.

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4.8
Ret12 (454) - Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2013
This is one of the best beers I’ve ever had. This is my favorite style of beer and this one was done well. A sweet malt start with a velvety smooth coffee flavor through the middle and a nice sweet roasted finish delicious!

4.3
Damico (3150) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Pours dark cafe in color with a big creamy beige head. The aroma is incredible, creamy sweet coffee and chocolate so pleasant in the nose, almost like mocha. The flavor is quite similar, bringing sweet creamy coffee and chocolate so smooth. There is almost no bitterness at all from the hops, which may have faded over the past year. Listening to Milk and Sugar during the sweet stout from G Love is quite appropriate.

4.1
johnnnniee (4411) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Pours a solid dark brown with the faintest of ruby highlights when held to light and a smallish khaki head that slowly dissipates to a cap on top. Smells of sweet and milk sugar with a nice chocolate and roast intermingling with just a hint of caramel. The flavor is sweet and creamy with lactose and sugars up front. Roasted coffee milk with a hint of vanilla and chocolate round out the flavor quite nicely. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet creamy silky smooth mouthfeel. This is a very nice stout I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks to Alex M for hooking me up.

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JDBaker11058 (2348) - Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Appearance: silky black pour with a thin but creamy tan head that quickly fizzes out to a collar. Aroma: melting dark chocolate and espresso, that’s about it, but it’s delicious. Taste: bittersweet dark chocolate, smooth cocoa powder, roasted espresso and coffee beans, with a hint of vanilla. Finish: smooth and dry, with a barest hint of lactic tang. Notes: Many milk stouts have so much lactose that you get a tangy, almost sour flavor. This kept the tang in check while delivering delicious bittersweet dark chocolate and roasty coffee with a silky-smooth and drinkable palate. This is the third porter/stout I’ve had from Du Claw recently, and they are clearly getting it right.

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jeff789 (1423) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Lactic slightly sweet roasty aroma, lively light caramel, medium body, flavorful espresso like coffee chocolate nice...


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